Way back in 2010 I did a post on the concept of 'Take flight' and butterflies in particular. I mentioned a artist by the name of Paul Vilinski.
For the most part I find Paul's work to be whimsical, happy and totally gorgeous.
Then there is this piece.
|'Tears', 2004. Aluminium (found cans),|
wire, silver chain, found crack cocaine
vials, dimensions variable.
Private Collection, New York
Butterflies rising up with vials of crack cocaine. It's such a moving piece, it's the first time an artwork has moved me to tears simply by looking at it.
Crack is such a horrible addiction, and more often than not destroying beautiful people. But butterflies signify new life - emerging from their cocoons more beautiful and lovely than before.
If you are going through a dark and challenging time - take note. This too shall pass. Life goes on, and the possibility and potential is there for each and every person to emerge a beautiful butterfly.
Image from Paul Vilinski.